- Trajan MiPlatform
The MiPlatform: Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
- #techjustice in action
A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
- Practical Action galleries
Images from Practical Action's projects around the world, helping poor people use technology to improve their lives. All images can be used by teachers and students for educational purposes.
- Global learning opportunities linked to the curriculum
These documents identify opportunities where teaching in a global context enriches pupils’ learning in the new science curricular for ages 7-14 and give examples of Practical Action's teaching resources for science. They are available for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland curricula.
- National Insect Week
A week of activities nationwide, National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. National Insect Week returns in 2018
- Copper Development Association Resources
The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now availavle to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
Citizen science projects where anyone can help researchers solve big problems and by getting invlved you also learn about the science. We recommend the Fossil Finder project for teacher to use with their students.
- NERC YouTube Channel
Inspirational short videos from NERC and other research partners. Our favourite video is from a research scientist who explains how his research has helped to show that imported bees for crop pollination were infected with parasites.
- Climate Through Time
Become a rock detective! This useful free map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland grouped according to the environment under which they were formed. The accompanying table explains how evidence for past climates, including the extreme conditions linked to mass extinctions, can be found in the rocks around us. Students can investigate these links in guided activities and discover the mysteries revealed by the stories of the rocks. Schools can order the map free of charge and download additional resources that provide stand-alone lessons or a sequences of activities.
- Bioscience resources for primary schools
From building your own cell to discovering DNA in the garden, these BBSRC resources are highly recommended for introducing biology topics at Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) and offer useful suggested activities.
- Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
- OneZoom Tree of LIfe
'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
- Plankton Portal
Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
- Planet Earth - NERC
NERC's award winning quarterly magazine contains all the latest environmental science news. A great resource for teachers and students.
- BBSRC Resources for Ages 11-14
Research resources for teachers that are designed to bring elements of cutting edge research into the classroom and help inspire the next generation of researchers.
- Collins Key Stage 3 Science, Second Edition
Fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
- Royal Meteorological Society
The Royal Meteorological Society supports teachers and the teaching of weather and climate in schools.
- Climate change schools' project resources
The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development
- Large scale fish farming
The Nireus video shows how science is applied to fish farming in the Mediterranean
- Sand Dune Ecology Concept Cartoons
The Concept Cartoons in this PDF resource explore many aspects of sand dune ecology that relate to science and geography.
- ARKive Educational Resources
Bring the wild to your classroom with ARKive Education! Our FREE education resources for 5-18 year olds can be used to teach a range of curriculum subjects including science, geography, English and art. Packed full of links to our amazing wildlife photos, videos and fact files, each education resource includes classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.
- Billy the Banded Mongoose
Billy the Banded Mongoose is the story of what happens on a typical day for the mongooses in Mweya. Through reading the book you can find out what life as a mongoose is like, how looking after pups is hungry work and how the mongooses must work together to fight their nasty neighbours.
Metlink is the home for school resources from the Royal Meteorological Society
- Secchi Disk App
An app for anyone sailing to record sea plankton levels with GPS data
- British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources
Educational services and resources from the British Antarctic Survey
iSpot is a citizen science project run by the OU that brings together the nations expertise in widlife observation and location. You can become part of this team to learn and contribute.
- Rutland Ospreys
Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
- SGM Education Resources
SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
- Archaeological Science Learning Resource
Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
- UK Ladybird Survey
A citizen science project following the distribution of ladybird species in the UK
- World Osprey Week
Free resources for schools about satellite tracking of ospreys and more about these birds
- Beat the Flood
Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14) pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house.
- Concept Cartoons Environmental Issues
A series of Concept Cartoons produced by Millgate House Education in partnership with Practical Action
- Disaster Zone! Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Volcanoes
A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
- Fawley Oil Refinery Tour
Travel round one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world to find out how crude oil is converted into fuel and oil products that drive the global economy.
- Practical Action resources
A variety of exciting and innovative resources from Practical Action support the teaching of climate change, renewable energy resources and cross- curricular topics such as sanitation and flooding
- Harlequin Ladybird Survey
Through the winter you can get involved with a national Harlequin Ladybird Survey - using your mobile phone if you like!
- Discovering Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey)
The most up-to-date, in-depth, interactive teaching and learning resource on Antarctica
- Virtual pond dip